COVID19: See How Enugu Fire Service
decontaminate Ogbete Main Market
Sequel to similarly directive of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Enugu State Fire Service, on Saturday, commenced the decontamination and fumigation of Ogbete Main Market, Enugu.
It would be recalled that the state furnace carriercarried out the first section of the exercise in the market on April 1, 2020, rapidly after it was onceshut down via the state authorities as phase of the proactive security measures to incorporate the unfold of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the state.
During the first section of the decontamination of the market, monitored via Gov. Ugwuanyi and heads of safety organizations in the state, the State Chief Fire Officer, Engr. Okwudiri Ohaa, hinted newsmen that “the state authorities will fumigate principal markets in the state earlier than they are reopened”.
Addressing newsmen in the course of the secondsegment of the decontamination, at Ogbete Main Market, Engr. Ohaa disclosed that the workout will ultimate for two days (Saturday and Sunday).
He added that the state authorities has been steadywith the exercising to make certain that “the combatin opposition to COVID-19 is received in Enugu State”.
The Chief Fire Officer maintained that the decontamination is a non-stop one, stressing that “when the market reopens, it will be a weekly event”.
He, therefore, cautioned residents of the state to proceed to adhere strictly to all the precautionary measures for the containment of the unfold of COVID-19, which include the pointers on non-public hygiene protocol with the aid of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), amongst others.
Reacting on behalf of the merchants of Ogbete Main Market, the market’s Chief Security Officer, Justus Kasie Ezebinagu, recommended Gov. Ugwuanyi for the initiative to decontaminate the market for the second time.
He promised that the merchants will comply strictly with the government’s precautionary measures as properly as the WHO and NCDC laid down protocol.
His words: “When we had been informed that the governor directed the furnace provider to come and fumigate this Ogbete Main market, it was once fairlycommended. The entire market was completely happy due to the fact this is the second time they are coming to fumigate the market seeing that this pandemic started.
“We thank our amiable governor for coming to our aid. We are happy; even though Ogbete is partly open for now, we trust that our governor is going to do greaterin our collective interest”